4 TIPS FOR MANAGING A VIRTUAL WORKFORCE

It can be tricky being a manager for the first time, but arguably harder if you don’t physically see your employees daily.

  • Host office hours.  Make yourself available at specific times that your employees can reach you and ask questions.  Keep your virtual office door open and invite conversation.
  • Share your communication style.  Share with your team the best way to get in touch with you (email, text, messenger)
  • Virtual happy hour. Invite informal conversations with your team over a glass of wine or coffee.
  • Get face time.  If you’re in their town, take your employee out to lunch and get to know them.

Alissa Carpenter